This is just crazy talk IMHO, another in a long line of obsessive, self-interested lectures from health experts. Last night I watched transfixed as KSDK News Channel Five did a report which included almost all of their on air people trying this.
"This" is having the ability to lower yourself to a sitting position on the ground without using your hands and then getting up on your feet the same way. The story line was that people who are unable to do this have only one to five years of life left. And, there is a ten point system in this whole exercise, 5 total for going down, five for getting up.
Here is the over bold statement which begins the newscast: Here's a simple test you can do just about anywhere that's been proven to predict how long you'll live.
And there they all were, even Cindy Preszler, crossing one leg over another and lowering themselves down to a sit. Funny, the men reporters had a harder time than the women. Watch the video, it's fascinating but for the fact that some science person actually believes the ability to do this or not has anything at all to do with the number of years we might have left.